Robert E. Lee’s legacy is not ‘honorable,’ John Kelly

Here’s a catalogue of evils, succinctly put, regarding the Civil War / “Lost Cause” narrative — which is lies upon lies. But its promulgators are running at least 2/3 of the government right now and perhaps, soon, all three. We must fight whitewashing at every turn. We MUST reckon with history, and its many uncomfortable truths, so that even if we can never correct the sins of our ancestors, we can ourselves do better. It’s literally the very least we can do.

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About amywinns

Semi-snarky, semi-sincere, occasionally ranting, always paying attention. Feminist who can work a skirt and crack a joke. Grammar nerd who is also fun at parties. Mid-career writer/editor with 15 years’ experience in newspapers & magazines who now helps developers at a major media corporation communicate with the suits who write the checks. Pro-women, pro-family, pro-choice, pro-workingclass, pro-entrepreneur, pro-farmer. Like every other bourgeois Brooklynite, I choose local/organic/raw food — mostly vegetables — whenever possible/reasonable/affordable but I’m not a smug asshole about it. Hometown: Atlanta. Weird hobby: lindy hop. No pets, no kids, no thanks.
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